The WagonR EV will be the firs electric vehicle from the car maker according to media reports. It will be launched in 2020 and will be jointly developed with Toyota. Toyota and Suzuki recently announced a partnership to jointly develop cars for India and exports.
The WagonR EV will most likely be produced at Maruti’s Gujarat plant as the battery manufacturing facility of the partnership among Suzuki, Toshiba and Denso is also coming up in the same state. However, options on the manufacturing facility are still open.
Currently, the WagonR is being produced at Maruti’s Gurugram plant. The hatchback was launched in 1999 and has since then, sold more than 20 lakh units. It comes with the option of manual and automatic transmissions.